Ashley Experience Band
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With an impressive and extensive background in Musical Theatre,(click link) vocal coach and professional performer (singer, actor, dancer) Ashley Denay has always believed in giving back to the community. She has shared her voice and acting talents across the country from Seattle to Baltimore, earning awards and enthusiastic reviews from professionals and audiences every step of the way.
Called a unique blend of Whitney Houston and Jill Scott with a hint of Beyoncé , Anita Baker and Lalah Hathaway sprinkled in, Denay was advised early on, “Learn how to sing every music genre.” As a result, she can deliver a song as few others can, whether she’s performing in a play or singing as herself. Which is why audiences can never get enough of her.
At Patapsco High School & Center for the Arts, Denay studied jazz, classical, chamber, gospel, show choir, and musical theater. At Morgan State University, she studied Vocal Performance and sociology. While at Morgan, she traveled the world with the Morgan State University Choir and performed as part of the Morganettes Dance team ensemble.
A member of Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity for Women, Denay is also a member of Sweet Adelines International & Barbershop Harmony Society, two a capella organizations for diverse men and women from many nations, with whom she worked and from whom she received coaching from the organization’s top coaches and directors.
Twice nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical – Broadway World, Baltimore and Broadway World, D.C. – Denay
knows what it takes to take the stage and make it and the audience her own.
Denay’s live entertainment career has been primarily DMV (DC, MD & VA)-based since 2018 and includes appearances at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Fort Belvoir Officers Club, Horseshoe Casino, Ed Block Courage Foundation Award, and more. In 2020, Ashley launched Ashley Denay Band, a top 40s, r&b, funk-pop band. Performing for weddings, galas, special events, and fashion shows.